Master of Music: Computer Music Composition

The Composition Department of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce a new graduate degree program in Computer Music Composition.

Students with an undergraduate degree in Music Composition or Electronic/Computer Music (or equivalent) are encouraged to apply for this degree program. While substantial computer music training is not a prerequisite, admission to the degree program will require an undergraduate background in musical skills and a degree in acoustic and/or electronic composition. The degree provides a rigorous training in both musical and technical areas with a focus on composing.The MM degree may be taken concurrently or consecutively with the Masters degree in Composition, sharing the same core courses.To apply for admission at the graduate level, candidates must submit a portfolio of electronic and/or acoustic compositions (scores/tapes) plus a list of all compositions (applicants who wish their scores and tapes to be returned should enclose a self-addressed envelope of the necessary size with return postage). Those invited to interview should be prepared for a brief ear-training exam (identification of intervals, triads, etc.). Please visit: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/composition/deadlines.shtml for a list of application deadlines.

The recommended deadline for receipt of materials for Fall 2011 enrollment is December 1, 2010.

To request application materials, financial aid information and to inquire about all application procedures, please visit: http://www.music.indiana.edu/admissions. From here, you may begin the application process online. If you have specific questions about the degree or the Center for Electronic and Computer Music, please contact Prof. Jeffrey Hass (phone and link below) — please use the Admission link to requrest all materials.

Students will work in the state-of-the-art Center for Electronic and Computer Music facilities and have access to campus-wide high technology as well as the extraordinary talents of approximately 1600 performance students.

Click here for a full description of the degree requirements.

Contact Information

By Phone or Email:

  • Prof. Jeffrey Hass, Director, Center for Electronic and Computer Music • (812) 855-6401 • hassj@indiana.edu
  • Music Admissions • (812) 855-7998 • musicadm@indiana.edu
  • Jacobs School of Music Fax- (812) 855-4936
  • By Mail:

    Prof. Jeffrey Hass

    Jacobs School of Music
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Bulletin/Information/Music Audition/Interview Packages are available from:

    Office of Admissions
    Jacobs School of Music
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405


    Other Useful Links:

    Music Admissions
    Composition Department
    Jacobs School of Music Home Page
    Center for Computer and Electronic Music Home Page
    General IU Admission, Financial Aid and Halls of Residence Information
    IU-Bloomington Home Page